Happy Sunday-before-Christmas morning. Is everybody getting a nice extended holiday this year?
I’m drywalling, mostly. But I thought I’d pop in with some links, too.
First (courtesy of JW), the inimitable Selco talks from experience about Christmas when the S has HTF.
Then here’s the story of how NORAD became Santa’s official tracker (and the Pentagon has reaped propaganda hay ever since).
Borepatch and Joe Diffie bring us “Leroy the Redneck Reindeer.”
Law enforcement grinches steal one couple’s green Christmas. As usual the story the cops relate smells higher than the cannabis.
And in California, victims of those horrendous wildfires are putting up Christmas trees where their homes used to be. A gesture of hope courtesy of a local disaster response team. Oddly enough, not one of the articles I found name the team or say whether it’s governmental or private, secular or religious. If you know, please post in comments.
Although drywalling might not fall under the category of traditional Christmas activities, I’m enjoying the heavenly peace of being able to do it without interruptions or writing duties.
Then there’s the goodwill of the season. You know you’re a valued customer at the local lumberyard when you find yourself short a single piece of drywall (and while you’d love to have it, you stress there’s no real urgency at all) — and one of the employees gets his sons to deliver it to you in his own pickup truck at dusk on Christmas Eve Eve.